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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Sep 11, 2009 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish Me luck- (no-Dead)

Thank You!. Colorado has the highest incidence rate of MS in the US. I have 2 MTB bikes, so I'm not a Roadie. I ride my 2002 Enduro all over the place regularly. ( TIP - wait until springtime bicycle clearance sales happen - then buy a very good bike model from the previous year - you can save a fortune.) I'm out the door in a few minutes, biking down to south end of town. Going to visit my new Chiropractic ATM machine. It's $40 for about 10 minutes. I'm 58, and I just learned last month (X-ray) that my spine is curved and twisted. I have vertabrae damage and curvature in 3 places. This is causing some compression and nerve damage. I am determined to go solo backpacking again next summer. I went solo in the Rawahs - 6 times in 2007 summer, 5 days each time - and I had a blast each time.

$40 Chiropractic visit today - in 10 minutes:
- 2 minutes to walk in the door
- 5 minutes adjustment
- 2 minutes to pay up
- 1 minute to walk out the door

I have no health ins, no employer benefits, no pension, no full time job, no Doctor. I needed treatment and now "I'm out public" with a curved spine. I've just become a medical criminal because I have a documented pre-existing condition. My Medical Marijuana Permit is saving my ass. Colorado is about to come down on us hard, and re-regulate our medicine - perhaps into oblivion. Suicide or death panels is not an option. I do not have MS. Please be advised and know this fact: besides patients with severe pain, the biggest hardcore Med Marij activist voices in Colorado are the MS patients. Thank you again.

Monte's Enduro bus

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Poster: amosearle Date: Sep 11, 2009 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wish Me luck- (no-Dead)

I would recommend a pain management physician and a manual trained physical therapist before seeing the chiropractor, but that's my professional bias. There's a Rocky Mtn. Sports PT place south of Denver I would recommend, it's in an upscale suburban hell sort of shopping area where the indoor parachute place is. Anyway, I'm pretty sure they know what they are doing. Nice Bike!